Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Much of the city has wound down for the Christmas holiday with most staying at home or visiting relatives. We are having a luncheon at the org for those who don't have family or a place to go. Come to the Christmas service and then stay for lunch. Celebrate one of the most significant religious events for many on this planet, a call for salvation and peace. Then enjoy good company and good food.
Whether you come or not, have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Congress Group Processing

Group Processing is always a very popular part of any Congress and this year was no different.




No matter where you are on the Bridge, Group Processing can increase your awareness and ability and send you soaring up the Tone Scale.





Here are some shots of those participating in the Group Processing at the Congress.












Also, during this year's Congress, we had the first auditing ever occurring in the new building covering the full spectrum of the Bridge, top to bottom.




Not only did we have Group Processing, we also had a preclear who was getting Book One Auditing in the new building and we had two pre-OTs auditing on New OT VII who did sessions in the new building during the Congress.


So if you didn't feel a giant upsurge of theta in Kansas City that weekend, you must have been out of town!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Congress Fare

I have to post about the Congress food. It was simply fantastic!
This year, rather than catering out like last year's congress, we had our own Doug Holmes handle the cuisine. In case you didn't know, Doug is a pro in this field and if you were at the Congress, you experienced this first-hand.
So I have a lot of photos showing the food, the presentation and the delightful effects created. Check out the dessert photos and you'll see what I mean.
I had to try one of everything!

If you're interested in eating, getting on course at the org is another good thing. For the holiday season, we have different snacks right outside the course rooms for breaktimes.
Each day a different staff member provides the goodies and it's not just milk and cookies! There has been fresh fruit and vegetables, home baked goods, chips and salsa or various dips, chili, meats and cheeses and countless other treats.
Which makes being on course a treat too!
Also, for the holidays, there have been different activities to help everyone celebrate. Christmas caroling after graduation.
This evening, we all retired to the kitchen to make gingerbread men and houses, all decorated by the kids (including the grown-up kids). You can see them on display on the snack table, though if you aren't on course in the next couple days, you may find them gobbled up.

And to wrap up, don't forget tomorrow night is the OT Committee presentation of A Christmas Carol (with a twist!). There will be food there as well as fabulous entertainment. So plan on stopping by and enjoying yourselves! It starts at 6:30 and will be in the new building at 18th and Grand.
Bon Apetite!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Congress, Day One Begins

Sign ups for the Congress started Saturday morning and attendees went from the entry directly into testing.

Everyone was greeted by the reception team, took their tests and then it was upstairs to the 6th floor for the start of the Congress.


With the lectures underway, the wins began.


Here's a sampling of wins from attendees taken throughout the Congress.


The congress has been very enjoyable. The group processing was fun.

I am looking forward to tomorrow. D.G.

And another one:



I really enjoyed listening to the lectures today. I learned a lot about mankind, and myself. And I now have more ARC for the human race and the people I personally know whom I had low ARC for!

C.S.



And once the Group Processing got started:

I am very much enjoying this Congress and theses lectures. I’ve had cognitions that have given me a better understanding of people and life and myself. And I don’t really know how or why, but I feel like I can be more cause over some difficult situations in my life, situations I thought I had no cause over before. - B.S.




I have listened to this Congress several times in the past but it was great doing this as an on-purpose group.

The group processing and the TR drills got me a lot more here.

I have many datums I can use now to help me disseminate better.

Thank you all, thanks LRH! J.E.






Tuesday, December 4, 2007

See the Congress


Just a quick post to get started on showing you the Congress. A group photo and some of the wins from the weekend. Lots more to come.

And some of the successes:

Group processing was awesome. The tone level of the entire group went way up and the ARC and comm level went way up! I feel brighter and my perceptions of the physical universe are more clear than before! Thanks to the Freewinds for this great adventure!

U.P.

Today was a lot of fun. When I first got here I was a little upset because my family didn’t come. The group processing totally took care of that. The lectures were great because I felt like I was right there listening to Ron. They definitely are easier to take in when reading along with him talking. The Help lecture was my favorite. I had no idea how important help was in life. Now I understand the importance of it and how to get people in a level of interest. M.H.


Great to hear these lectures again, especially with a group this time. I could feel the understanding of the group with me. Very cool! I also really enjoyed the Group Processing and got very exterior to this building!

P.S.

That's just a taste. I have much more to show you so watch for later posts.

Also, next big thing coming up is the OT Committee's presentation of their own version of A Christmas Carol. The presentation will be Saturday, December 15th at the Grand building.
We hope to see you there!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Congress Ahead!

The silence of the past week and a half has been due to all the pre-Congress activities. We have been working flat-out to get everyone informed of the Congress, make all the preparations as well as keeping the normal production going. But I have to tell you, this Congress will blow you away! There will be the LRH lectures from the London Congress on Dissemination and Help, drilling, group processing, great food and ARC with all the people attending. So if you haven't already signed up, make plans to attend; you can still sign up at the door!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Wins as Promised

Just a couple successes from those just starting in the Basics.


I have progressively improved my state of mind through my book course Dianetics. Simple knowledge not only educated my mind in how it operates and how it could operate without inner conflict but has given me relief from a sense of craziness that had plagued me. It is now my eighth day since I walked through these doors and I feel revived and natural as myself.” — S.C.


Over my years, I have always had doubts and insecurities of knowing enough, having confidence in my profession. Even though many tell me I am an excellent teacher, that as a manager, I am appreciated and my staff enjoy working with me. After the auditing, I feel the confidence to speak up to what I know and my abilities. I feel more excited about life and ready to take on projects and put more into the projects. My real success is confidence in myself. That’s my Big Win.” — L.F.


You can have wins such as these as well. To do so, you only need to start on the Basics. Let LRH do the rest! The wins are there to be had and they're only a book away!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

More IAS Event

After the event video itself, the Senior C/S spoke a bit about supporting the IAS and what has been accomplished locally.

Included in the wins were Rob and LeAnn becoming Patrons of the IAS! LeAnn spoke for a while on how she and Rob came to the decision to take even more responsibility for handling the ruins of this civilization and what it takes to confront what needs to be done.

Then, others also stepped up to the plate and took their part in making a difference in handling the environment.


One of the things that people are doing is purchasing copies of the new paperback and audio book versions of the beginning books for placement in the hands of local merchants and businessmen as well as their friends and family.

You should go into your local organization and look at the new editions and get any that would be good for improving your own environment. If you haven't yet started studying any of the new Basics, you don't know what you're missing and you really don't know what those around you are missing! So check it out.

The wins have been quite incredible and I will share a couple of them on my next post.

And a quick PS--coming up December 1st and 2nd is another Freewinds hosted congress (yep, just like last year's rave event!). So stay tuned for more details about that as well!

Monday, November 12, 2007

IAS Event Photos



Here is a peek at some of the things that occurred at the IAS Event.



First a shot of the Basics on display at the entryway. Still as popular as ever as you can see here.


And the great news at the event included the fact that the beginning books have been released on paperback!


And you've never seen paperbacks like these! They are all high quality with laminated covers, front and back flaps that function as book marks, the same expanded glossaries as the hardbacks and audio book versions for each one!

So don't just look here; get into your local org and check out the new materials and get them for yourselves and your friends and relatives!

More photos and exciting news from the event in my next post!

IAS Anniversary Bash

Saturday night was the local celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the formation of the International Association of Scientologists and if you weren't there, you really missed out! Highlights of the past year's accomplishments took quite some time as we have been advancing like never before! Earlier inroads made into the handling of drug addiction, crime, illiteracy, war and the many other "ruins" of this planet are being widened to super-highways and the reach for LRH solutions to these problems is highest ever!
I will get photos of the local event posted as soon as I get them.
If you couldn't see the event, contact the org and schedule a time you can watch it as we have it on DVD and it is well worth the time.
And if you haven't been studying the Basics, you will want to get started right away. Otherwise, you will be left in the dust by the rest of the planet! No kidding!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Scientology 8-8008 Completion

I just completed the Scientology 8-8008 Book Course. This course was absolutely fantastic! First of all, this is actually the first book where LRH uses the term Operating Thetan. This has long been one of my very favorite LRH books and it is a very OT book. But this time through, it became even more so and my understanding and ability to be OT, and simply to BE increased tremendously!

One of my biggest cognitions came on my first day of study when a piece of the puzzle clicked into place and this giant jigsaw that was life took on shape and I could see what the end picture was. Kind of like when you've had all the outside edges of the puzzle connected and a big “island” of pieces connected in the middle, floating unattached from the remainder. Well, now it all fits together and makes sense and my understanding of the make up of theta and this universe surpassed any former comprehension I'd had.

Today, in finishing up, I had even more cognitions and started seeing how I really could create my own universe and how, if the mock ups I put out there don't do what I want, I don't have to use force to get them into compliance, I only have to throw them away and put out the mock ups I want again. Kind of a TR-3 to the physical universe and, ultimately, I win!

True to the title of this book, the infinity of the physical universe around me has descended toward zero and has little bearing in my life, and my own beingness has bounded from whatever depths it may have descended and is approaching infinity!

Many thanks to LRH for the literal answers to the questions of the universe and the key to spiritual freedom!


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Basics Success

I just wanted to post a win that I had on from my latest Basics book I'm reading. The book is Scientology 8-8008. I've read it twice before and some of my favorite and most helpful data for life has come from this book.
Anyway, I was reading a part that I've read before and suddenly, several pieces of data fell into alignment, things kind of clicked and I had a broader view and understanding of how things worked in the physical universe and amongst people! It was kind of like this: you know how when you are putting together a jigsaw puzzle, you get the outside edges done first because it is pretty easy to orient the pieces. One edge is straight and then based on the color or image, you can tell if it goes on the sides (and which side), top or bottom, etc. So after a while, you have the entire outside perimeter of the puzzle assembled. Then you have isolated little "islands" of pieces that you have snapped together sort of floating in the middle of the puzzle, unattached but sort of sitting in the right general area. Well, that was sort of how things were prior to reading this passage in 8-8008; then all of a sudden, a piece clicked into place and all these separate islands of data fell into place and connected up with the fringes and puzzle became nearly complete and made sense!
I have a whole new view of how things work and the view is incredible! My perception of things has expanded and now I understand on a much broader range of data. I also stepped back from things and got a much more exterior view of this universe! It's kind of like life is a board game and the game board is really small--kind of like a 3" square Monopoly board and I have all the "get out of jail free" cards!
Needless to say, I am quite ecstatic about this and have had less to worry about in life. The game became much more a game and quite easy to play. I'm having fun and have been digging into the Basics that much more! I can't wait to see what's next!
Anyone want to buy a utility?!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Ideal Org Donators Honored

Saturday night, a dinner was held at the home of the Marxes to honor those who have contributed to the new Ideal Org building. Exquisite gourmet dining in a very personal setting made the dinner a perfect tribute to those who have made major contributions toward building an Ideal Org. Everyone had a great time and awards were given to all attendees.
If you haven't been to the new building, you have a great opportunity in the upcoming IAS Anniversary Event on the 10th of November. The event is being held at the new building at 18th and Grand with dinner provided at 5:30 and the event following. You can see the building, find out what has been happening on the various campaigns across the globe and enjoy the dining and company of fellow Scientologists.
And then, don't forget the seminar on Sunday the 11th at 12:30, also at the new building, where you will learn to take what you learned at the event the night before and actually help change conditions across the planet.
The staff of the org are working hard to ensure the two events are enjoyable and we are all looking forward to you being there!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

More Basics

I just finished the Scientology 8-80 course and loved it! I have to admit, that was the one book I had trouble with and thought I'd have to be way up the Grade Chart to really understand, even after reading it twice. But this time is was EASY! The checksheet time is one day (8 hours) and I did it in 5 1/2 hours. The essay questions on the course help you zero in on key data and I came away with a much better understanding. The book is pure theta and really explains life energy like you've never read it before. Doing this course after all the others chronologically sure helped too, as the gradient was perfect.
Now I'm on to Scientology 8-8008!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Basics Success

The Basics really are easier to read and duplicate!
Most notable in support of this, besides the increased volume of people reading and completing Basics studies, is a recent new student. She started on course and in reading Dianetics, got about 1/3 of the way through the book, had numerous cognitions about a)having a reactive mind, b)needing auditing, c)increased awareness of personal aberrations and dramatizations and d)a desire to work at the org helping others with this technology! And that was all in the first day!
In my own Basics study, I've now completed History of Man and started on Scientology 8-80. In 2 hours on 8-80, I am nearly half way through already! It has been very easy to read and understand.
If you still have the idea that studying Scientology is at all difficult, discard it now. Studying the Basics will disabuse you of that and you will begin having wins and cognitions right from the start!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Congress is Coming!


Yes, it's true. A Congress is coming!
For those who remember last year's congress, here's one to look forward to. Again, sponsored by the Freewinds, it's a weekend congress where you listen to the LRH, do the drills, enjoy an org-wide event where everyone participates and gets involved.
This year it is being held the 1st and 2nd of December. And the congress is the London Congress on Dissemination and Help. If you've not heard these lectures, they are great!
So mark your calendar and make plans to attend. In case you don't know, the increases in IQ, aptitude and personality graphs is always quite astounding and this year won't be any different.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Quick Basics Blurb

As the Basics continue to roll out, I have to put in my own two cents worth. I just finished the new Handbook for PreClears and it is completely awesome! I actually had a post situation that seemed impossible to resolve and using the tech from this book, I was able to get it sorted out and handled. Quite simply, I might add. Now I'm on to History of Man.
November 10th we will be showing the IAS Anniversary Event in the new building and this is one you won't want to miss! The Basics are taking the world by storm and there's more to come. You will get to hear the great news of how fast people are speeding up the Bridge as a result of the new Basics and there are supposed to be more new releases at this event. I can't wait to find out what we're getting next. If it's anything like the Basics, it will just expand the wins exponentially!
So stay tuned, plan on attending the IAS event and in the meantime, keep on studying your Basics!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Basics Books

I calculated out how fast I should be reading my new Basics books. In the Maiden Voyage event #2, we were told that the average person was getting through the entire lineup in 39 days. I totaled up the number of pages in all the books. Then I figured 39 days at 8 hours per day of study. Then I divided that by what my staff enhancement of 12 1/2 hours a week would be. I basically concluded that I could read 200 pages per week and would be done with all the Basics by the end of December 2007.
I read a lot on my own as well, so I may be ahead of that target.
Right now I'm reading Handbook for PreClears and it is blowing my mind. Did you know that he actually tells you step by step how to process an insane person and make them sane?! It's quite amazing!!
I've gotten a considerable amount of stability from reading this one book in particular and I haven't even tried doing the processes in the book, I'm simply reading it!
So all I can really say is that there is some amazing tech in the Basics and if you dig in and study away, it will change your life.
Kind of like LRH says at the beginning of Dianetics about "may you never be the same again".
Anyway, I'm having wins galore and I can't say enough about how much YOU should be studying the Basics!

Friday, October 19, 2007

And the Basics Keep Rolling Along (Plus a Bonus!)

Tonight's graduation had a multitude of graduates. The Basics are obviously more popular than ever!
But the big news tonight was the return and special celebration for Adam Drake, who just attested to the State of Clear! Yes, that's right! Our latest Clear!
People are coming out of the wood work to get their Basics!
People are graduating Basics courses in droves!
And a Clear to boot!
Great news, eh?!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stellar Accomplishments











Of course there were also acknowledgements to those who made stellar contributions to the Ideal Org. Everyone has contributed (it's everyone's org!) but some people have been rather stellar and after the Wizard presentation, acknowledgements were given to a few of those who stood out above the rest.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wiz Biz

As our courageous crew of wizard seeking OTs travel down the Yellow Brick Road to the Ideal Org, they of course, meet up with the Wicked Witch who trained at Acme School of Psychiatry.





They're scared, yes they are! But that doesn't stop them from doing what they know needs to be done:









The Tin Man gives the witch a yellow brick slam-down! One more step towards the Ideal Org!

Monday, October 8, 2007

More of the Wiz

Some more pictures of the Wizard of Oz, Ideal Org event follow. Glinda, the Good Witch informs Dorothy and friends of the road out.







You can see the start of the trip on the Yellow Brick Road.
















Then, as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road towards Oz, they meet up with the Missouri Department of Transportation....









Where, of course, the road ends. At this point, more yellow bricks must be purchased to pave the rest of the road to the Ideal Org/Oz.







Enter the Brick Seller....

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ideal Org Wizard of Oz


The Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow entertain the group on Saturday night. Everyone was completely enthralled by the performance and had a great time! There was just so much fun that everyone easily got into the spirit of things and when it came to getting yellow bricks to complete the road to Oz and the Ideal Org, there was no shortage of participants.
Expect to see more event photos over the coming days.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Creating an Ideal Org

The basis of the cycle of action in creating an Ideal Org is of course create. And create it was, in a big way, last night!
The OT Committee entertained everyone with a specially written version of the Wizard of Oz in which everyone bought bricks for the yellow brick road in order to get Dorothy home to her Ideal Org. The story was great and the OT Committee raised over $160,000 towards the new building. This was a once in a lifetime presentation and I doubt anyone will ever see the OT Committee in this way again.
The cast consisted, in order of appearance, of Melanie Wertin as Dorothy, Chris Wertin as the Cowardly Lion, Tom Drake as the Tin Man, Doug Arjes as the Scarecrow, Bryan Shackelford as Glinda, the Good Witch, Brandy Shackelford as Enda the Road of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Terri Marx as the Wicked Witch of the West, Mary Huss as the Brickseller and Bob Marx as the All-Powerful Wizard of Oz. And rounding out the accolades, recognition should also go to Azeneth Gonzalez who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the start of the show and to JoAnne Beachy who was writer/director.
They had us all in stitches, laughing so hard and everyone was rushing to purchase yellow bricks to complete construction of the yellow brick road.
If you missed it, I should be able to get some photos up in the coming week and, other than that, you'll have to imagine it from my description. Maybe next time you'll come when we tell you it's a night of superb entertainment!
Everyone had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to the next time the OT Committee hosts an event.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Basics Update


The Basics are still going strong. More completions and lots of wins and successes.
I'm up to the Advanced Procedure and Axioms book and I was talking to one student who has completed the book and is now on the lectures that follow: Thought, Emotion and Effort. These are completely new lectures, never before released and if you weren't there when they were delivered in the 50's, you didn't hear them. So this is pretty hot stuff, to say the least!
Today I was on course and the course room was pretty full but the space was calm and serene. Everyone present was simply smoothly reading the data and having their cognitions and keying out.
Quite an experience! And of course, you are invited to join in!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Don't Forget the VMs!


With all the activity on the Basics, you may have forgotten that this is the time of year for lots of VM activities. Last month there were several venues where the Volunteer Minister tent was out and VMs were working to help people with solutions to life's difficulties.
The tent and VMs were at the Santa-Cali-Gon in Independence, the Wyandotte County Fair, Old Settler's Days in Olathe and is currently at the Kansas State Fair. So they're really getting out there and if you haven't been, you should join in the fun!
Everyone going has had a blast doing stress tests, giving tours through the tent with its panels showing all the solutions available, handing out literature and personality tests, selling books to those wanting more information and giving assists or other assistance. Not to mention just going to any of these fairs is fun in itself!
There are crowds of people, music, dancing, rides, root beer, barbecue and funnel cakes!
Anyway, I've added a sampling of photos from one of the recent venues so you can see the activities. But that doesn't replace actually going out to one of these venues, so check it out!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Basics Photos

Some interesting views of the Basics and its effects on people.

Everyone's getting them!

Everyone's getting on course!

Everyone's winning!

Are you ready to get them and start winning yourself?!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

More on the Basics

I have completed reading Science of Survival. It was considerably easier than previous times. The first thing I noticed was that it definitely took off from the assumption that you would have read Dianetics first.
After getting part way into it, I next noticed that it was easier to spot people's tones. I found that it was becoming almost automatic. For example, I was almost unconsciously spotting people on the Tone Scale as automatically as noticing what color hair they had or how tall they were; it was just easy!
Next, I noticed I became more aware of the theta-entheta ratio of people, environments, situations and how that affected the people in the area. I could see how certain people had influence in an area, good or bad, and how others responded. It was quite enlightening.
By the time I was finished with the book, it had risen in importance to the point that I would be hard-pressed to make a choice between it and Dianetics if I were only allowed to take one book with me. The data in Science of Survival is so vital, so useful, so embracive, one really can't survive without it.
Now I'm on Self Analysis and I'm finding it even simpler than I ever remembered. As I'm reading, I'm looking forward to the Self Analysis questions themselves!

As for Saturday's Auditor's Day Event, it was very good with all the area auditors getting awarded. But the big theme was how study of the Basics was increasing and improving the skill and ability of the auditors and skyrocketing results! Preclears, just since the release of the Basics, are realizing double and triple gains in processing! That, alone, would be a reason for someone to study the Basics!

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Day Before Auditor's Day

It's the day before Auditor's Day, all the work has been done to set up the event hall, practicing speeches, adjusting lights and seating, testing audio-visual equipment and now, all you have to do is attend.
Everything's ready for a completely unforgettable event. The event is live, with awards going to local auditors and visual displays to accompany the briefings being given by the Executive Director and Senior Case Supervisor. But having a local venue doesn't reduce the impact of this event in the least. The news is absolutely spectacular!
And, once again, you will get to see the inside of the new building, one of the last few times before renovations are begun.
So make plans to attend, tomorrow at 5:30 at the new building, 18th and Grand.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ideal Org and the Basics



The attendees of the recent convention aboard the Freewinds are returning and I'm sure will have much to brief everyone on. Most arrived back just this past weekend and will be available for comment at the Auditor's Day Event next Saturday. So if you want to get the latest news and find out what big plans are in the wings for the coming months, attending the Auditor's Day Event should keep you in the loop.
Besides, it's Auditor's Day and you should come anyway and help celebrate the most valuable beings on the planet!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Busy on Basics

Needless to say, we've been quite busy. The mounting excitement on the upcoming Auditor's Day Event has kept everyone on the phones, sending out mailings and, in general, working to get the word out because this Auditor's Day, we are seeing how much the face of Scientology has changed in the last couple months. And it's considerable.
The number of people starting and completing services has climbed to new highest-evers each week. The wins and successes of those completing Basics courses rival those of some of the highest levels of auditing.
Auditor's Day will be to celebrate all of the auditors in the area, but more than that, you will get to see the effects of the Basics on Grade Chart progress and how the Basics has taken the lid off understanding of Scientology. With all of these wins occurring in higher and higher numbers, perhaps now is the time to join in, start with your next book and really get what this technology is all about!
The Auditor's Day Event will be held September 15th at 5:30 at the new building at 18th and Grand.
I really hope to see you there.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Success, as promised

Here is a success or two, as I promised yesterday.
First is from someone who just completed the Problems of Work Book Course: "My successes on the completion of this course are multi-faceted. I take away more knowledge of what causes people to retract from work and be less productive in society and I see where I got my interest in work. As well, I can better remedy myself and those I work with when work starts to become difficult or exhausting. As well, I take a big win in my first Academy course completion and doing it in less than checksheet time. I knew the F/N was there before I heard it."

And another, from a brand new Dianetic Auditor: "The first person I audited--while in training--changed overnight. His total demeanor became shiny. Before that he was glum and full of despair. The very next day he looked and sounded so different it was amazing. I want to see much more of that."

You can have those kinds of success too. Simply contact a registrar at the org and sign up for one of the Basics courses. Join now and ride the wave!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Week in Progress

I spent several hours yesterday at the Santa-Cali-Gon in Independence, working at the VM tent with Al. We had a great time, talking with lots of people and sold some books while we were at it. The festival runs through Monday so if you haven't been out there, you should definitely take advantage of the great weather and go. Al could use help as there are thousands of people and sometimes we don't have enough people running the meters for stress tests for everyone who wants one.
Excitement is mounting for Auditor's Day 2007 as well. This year's event will be held at the new building on September 15th at 5:30pm. This is a local event with some short video clips of international happenings. Local auditors will be recognized and awarded.
Word still hasn't come back from the contingent at the Freewinds so I expect they are simply busy learning all about the coming steps to create an Ideal Org. Stay tuned to stay in the loop.
The OT Committee is putting on a show on September 29th that rumor has will be quite entertaining! So put that on your calendars as well.
Basics! We had 31 graduates this past week so the numbers are continuing to climb! I am still working on Science of Survival, loving it and planning to finish this week. The successes have been out of this world and I will see if I can get some to post as they will blow you away!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jam-packed Calendar!

Sorry I missed a few days; I was out of town.
The excitement of the Basics is still coursing throughout the Scientology world as more and more people get started onto Basics courses and more and more are completing them.
I did an attest on one last night who was not, previously, one of the fastest students around and he completed ahead of almost all of the pack! So these courses are obviously not difficult to do!
I am over half way through Science of Survival myself (just reading in my spare time) and finding that use of the data in spotting people's tone levels is almost automatic. I had some great success this past week using it in handling a potentially expensive situation for someone, by simply correctly spotting the tone levels of the individuals involved and then handling their communications from that standpoint. All turned out well and optimum across everyone's dynamics.
Other news: 9 Kansas City Org public just left for the Freewinds for a new convention and briefing about the Ideal Org and what the next step is in getting the renovations done and the new building opened. We'll hear more in a couple weeks when they return.
This coming weekend is the Santa-Cali-Gon in Independence. This is the big celebration of the convergence of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails heading west years ago, always celebrated over Labor Day weekend. We'll have the VM tent up and anyone wanting to spend some time at the tent helping out should contact Al Adriance at the org, (816)753-6590.
Then, next weekend, there is a big fair in Olathe and the VM tent will be set up there as well, and I'm sure Al is looking forward to volunteers for that venue, too.
Then, the weekend after that, on Saturday the 15th of September, we are celebrating Auditor's Day. The event will be at the new building and you will get to hear the stories of some of the top producing auditors locally as well as across the globe. Our Freewinds contingent should be back by then so I'm sure we will be getting a bit of an update from them as well.
So mark your calendars and start making plans to attend!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday Night Graduation

Great graduation tonight.
We had a total of 24 graduates from just the past week! Many of them were Basics graduates and they are starting to pop off with regularity.
The Basics courses are easy for people to fly through.
You'd better get on board while there are still seats available, eh?!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Graduation and the Basics

Graduations are starting to expand due to the flow of completions coming off of the additional services of the Basics. The number of people graduating from Basics courses has been increasing each week in addition to the graduates of all the previous services. Graduation is becoming an event in itself and if you haven't been to a graduation recently, you should check it out.
On another note, in my continuing journey through Science of Survival, I have been somewhat surprised to see how much common Scientology technology has its roots in this book. Key data that I recall from numerous other sources and bulletins were actually first presented in Science of Survival! I'm finding a considerable wealth of data that I know I didn't have fully duplicated from reading this book two previous times, making this time through the best ever!
Have you started on your basics yet?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Science of Survival

I first read Science of Survival in 1978. I thought I did pretty well with it, but looking back, when I studied it again in 1993-94, it was with some concern because, at the time, I recalled it being somewhat difficult.
The new edition of Science of Survival is nothing like that! As I read it now, I'm finding it quite easy to understand. I can definitely see that one should read Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health first, as much of Science of Survival depends on a prior understanding of that book. But with that in mind, SOS is a simple next step and not a difficult read at all.
It is well laid out and I'm finding the prose just pulls me along. I'm finding I am duplicating it much more conceptually than before and I'm finding considerable usefulness in the data even outside of auditing.
If you haven't started the Basics, here's my pitch for you to do so. You will find the books easier to read than ever before and the data will change your life. And understanding these books will give you an understanding of life.
Read on!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bridge presents the Basics

There's a great website presented by Bridge Publications that has a lot of great data about the Basics and shows what each book and lecture series is about.
Take a visit to this site and you'll see. It's great!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Basics and Buca

The number of people starting onto the Basics continues to climb and we have right now about 146 people signed up for Basics Book and Lecture Courses, Book Courses and Extension Courses! The response has been incredible to say the least!
The wins have also been quite rave as people are finding the new books easier to read and, even where they have read a particular book before, finding they get more out of it. Daily, even hourly, wins and cognitions!
And the staff who have been working long and hard to provide the Basics to public, got a reward tonight with dinner at famed Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo, favored by staff as a great place to eat and party. I can't even tell you what all the things we ate were called but there was lots of cheese, pasta, red sauce, sausage, pizza, ravioli, meatballs, bread and...the desserts were heavenly with chocolate cake, cheese cake, key lime tart and tiramisu. I had to eat some of everything and I must say, at this point I feel duly rewarded for working hard! And I'm stuffed!
Up and coming for August and September, we have Auditor's Day, a special OT Committee presentation and great Friday night graduations. So stay tuned for specifics and mark your calendars!
Minimally, I'll see you next Friday for another graduation!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Moving Ahead

Tonight after Staff Meeting, we spent about an hour "dekludging"--cleaning out old junk that we really didn't need lying around. This was two-fold in purpose. First of all, we have some potential buyers for the old building who will be looking around and we want the place to look good. Secondly, why have that much stuff to have to move when we get into the new Ideal Org?!
Anyway, we all had a blast cleaning, throwing out unnecessary items and, in general, sprucing the place up. Add in some good ol' Rock and Roll and everyone was pretty uptone and had a great time.
So I'm home late enough I won't stay up reading more in Science of Survival tonight, but I did squeeze in some reading earlier and I am completely in agreement with the recommendation that one read Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health before reading Science of Survival. SOS actually kind of assumes you've read Dianetics and, though it gives a recap at the beginning, it's really jumping off where Dianetics left off and those unfamiliar with the first book will have a bit of a hard time. So read Dianetics first, then read Science of Survival.
Tomorrow is graduation and we have our first graduates of the Basics Book and Lectures courses coming off the line. Two of the graduates are OT VIII and one is OT VI so I'm sure what they will have to say will be enlightening, to say the least. Graduation is at 5:30 in the Chapel so if you're around and want a theta half hour, stop by.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dianetics!

This post is special for two reasons.
First, this is my 100th post. When I first started blogging, I looked at other blogs and saw people with hundreds of posts and then looked at my meager one or two and saw it as spitting into the wind. But now that I have 100, the wind has died down some and I feel I am gaining a presence in the "blogosphere" (though, few, if any, read it). But it is an accomplishment, nevertheless.
Secondly, I have completed reading the new Basics edition of Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health and I have to talk about it. While I remembered it well from reading it previously, there were parts that definitely had more impact on me this time. I found many of the passages quite as applicable today in this world of terrorist attacks, suicide bombers, psychiatric drugging of our citizens, school shootings and war ravaged countries, as it was in the cold-war era of the 1950s. And more than ever, I could see Dianetics as the one solution to all of that and more. When you boil it down to the solution to the single source of human aberration, Dianetics is the most important book in the history of the human race.
I could go on for pages/hours but that is the nutshell version.
And rather than go on about that, I have already started Science of Survival and am already completely blown away by the foreword and introduction! Sorry to go, but I have some reading to do!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Basics Blowout

The Basics are still creating quite an uproar around the world. All over, people are signing up for Basics courses. We've had our first completions on each type of course: extension course, books course and book and lectures course.
This Friday graduation should be a big one because two of the completions are OT 8s and the wins are simply out of this world!
The staff have are all starting with Problems of Work and we plan on being the first org with all the staff through with that book. Nearly everyone has read it now and by tomorrow, we'll be done!
Be sure to attend Friday's graduation so you don't miss out on the latest news. Graduation starts at 5:30.
In addition, if you haven't started your own Basics study yet, get into the org, watch the second Maiden Voyage anniversary event and then get started. You'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

OT Summit in Omaha

The historical 2nd Maiden Voyage OT Summit event is being presented in Omaha on Sunday, August 12th at 2:00 pm. It will be shown at the Holiday Inn Central, Salon A. The address is 3121 South 72nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska. The phone number of the hotel is (402)517-3080.
Anyone interested in seeing the event should call the org at (816)753-6590 to confirm your attendance so that we can ensure we have enough materials to give to attendees, though if you simply show up, you will not be turned away. The event is too good to miss!
On the home front, more public are signing up for Basics courses and the Academy has been rocking. At times we have as many as 5 Professional Course Supervisors on the floor to ensure everyone is serviced without delay!
You may recall at an earlier event when the Chairman of the Board showed the Kansas City Ideal Org to the world that we were responsible for a radius of 510 miles. This area covers tens of millions of people and to be able to service all of them, we are building up the Extension Course delivery. We are working to get 1000 public on extension courses in the coming weeks!
If you live in a remote area from the org, do the Basics via Extension Course! Our Extension Course Director is Melvin Rogers and he is fully trained to service you! He has studied all the Basics 3 times through and knows them well enough to get even the most unindoctrinated student through them successfully!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Basics a Hit


Since the release of the Basics just 3 weeks ago, over 100 people have started a Basics service! The response has been phenomenal!
The completions have started coming off the line as well and their wins have only fueled the excitement!


A lot has been happening behind the scenes to make the Basics available. Here's some more shots of the preparations, signing people up and overall getting things ready for the flood.

Perhaps you should be doing your Basics as well!